Fierce Botanics

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Fierce Botanics

"Choose Spirit. Drink the Wild."

Over the last couple of months, I have been working with a new big-hearted business - Fierce Botanics - a sister business to A.S.Apothecary, led by the Amanda Saurin. Her deep knowledge of the power of plants and a love for creating exceptional quality, ethical & organic products that are good for people & the environment define the values of her every venture and are already making her second venture a true success. With a team of 10 passionate women and 2 men, they are crafting a wild and natural botanical tonic. My goal was to capture the beauty of the process that leads to this delicious drink. Each ingredient is carefully sourced or grown at the same beautiful farm just outside of Lewes as all the ingredients for A.S.Apothecary skincare. The process is all the work of careful and loving hands: from plucking the roses, chopping & crushing all the ingredients, to mixing and creating the tonic in small batches. The result is incredible - the drink has the most beautiful colour and is full of flavour, unlike any tonic I have ever tasted. It's perfect served as a soft drink or mixed with your favourite gin, vodka or rum. 

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We started with quinine and found the Cinchona bark in Ecuador. Now we’re cultivating dozens of trees, just for us. We grow five varieties of Rose — from floral to spicy, they had to be in the mix. The tonic needed a fresh resin so within days of Christmas we chipped our organic Christmas tree. We popped in fresh citrus peel, Juniper, our own spice blend and organic cane sugar for a vanilla note. We didn’t want to use a preservative so we added a little citric acid. Finally, we included two other bittering ingredients to add dryness.
— Fierce Botanics
 
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From farm to tonic...

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